Becky loves hiking and the outdoors, reading a good book on a rainy day, practicing yoga with friends, cooking with Sinatra in the background, relaxing with her husband and a good glass of wine, and above all: travel. Read more about Becky.

A German Roadtrip

My husband has wanted to go to Germany for years, so this was a dream trip for him. Absolute “must-sees” from my husband’s dream trip were the Munich Oktoberfest and the Black Forest…two regions that ordinarily would not be grouped together. As such, we designed a road trip style itinerary, and rented a car which made …

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San Francisco

At the Very Beginning of Our Bike Ride

After spending the first part of trip visiting Monterey and Yosemite, we arrived in San Francisco around 3pm on Thursday after driving in from Yosemite. We were pleasantly surprised at how little traffic was on the highway and Bay Bridge as we entered the city, but quickly faced the reality of city driving in San Francisco. After checking in and …

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Yosemite National Park

Day 4 After spending Days 1-3 in Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur and Day 4 in Pinnacles National Monument, we arrived in Oakhurst (near the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park) on the evening of Day 4. We were starving after only a picnic lunch, so we stopped at El Cid for dinner before checking in to our hotel. …

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Pinnacles National Park

After three wonderful days in the Monterey area, we finally “slept in” with a wake-up at 6:30! What a change for us! We started our morning with breakfast at the Wild Plum Café (okay, but nothing special), and then hit up the grocery store for some picnic shopping since we’d be headed off to no-mans land for …

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Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur

We just returned from a week-long trip to California, so thought I’d share my trip report. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten tons of great advice from locals, but have often found that traveler’s experiences are one of the best references since they often see things from a slightly different slant.  Hopefully my experience …

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First Trip to Europe

The summer before my senior year of college, I was going stir crazy with a huge desire to go abroad.  I had just determined I would be able to graduate a semester early, meaning that I would not have a final Spring Break (there went my Costa Rica plans).  I had a chunk of money …

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Ecuador for Spring Break!

As a college freshman, I was excited to find flyers advertising the Elizabethtown College Ecuador trip, a school-sponsored spring break.  Ecuador sounded so much cooler than spending a week in Miami or Cancun, so I spent a few months working extra hours at my on-campus job and scrimping pennies in order to pay for the …

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